Native Plant Sale

Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter conducts two native plant sales each year; native plants in the spring, and trees and shrubs in the fall.

Wonderful Native Plants

Native plants were evolving with native mammals, birds, bees and pollinators centuries before Europeans came here. Now these native plant species are dwindling as are the creatures we love that depend on them for food and as host plants used for reproduction of beneficial insects. These in turn provide beautiful butterflies, food for baby birds, and pest control for harmful insects. Lovely native plants also help the earth as they absorb water runoff, and delete the need for herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers which kill friendly soil microbes, insects, and earthworms.

Ordering Plants

Members receive the plant sale brochures automatically when they become available. Non-members can request to be put on the mailing list to receive the free brochures.

Order early! Supplies are limited. Orders are taken through the due dates and will be filled in the order received. In the event of shortages, you will have a choice of substitution or refund. We may not be able to notify you before pickup time of crop failures or sold out plants. Other plants may be available for substitution at the pickup location.

Native Plant Sale

Photo of Plant SaleThe chapter offers affordable native plant species for woodland, wetland (rain garden) and sunny locations in its annual native plant sale. Download the sale brochure. Orders are due April 27th and the pick up dates and times will be,
Friday, May 11, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Additional plants available at the pickup site. Browsers are welcome! Because we cannot ensure availability or selection of the extra plants, it is wise to pre-order the plants you want; and order early.

The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladen Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Blvd. and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL.

Native Tree and Shrub Sale

Like native wildflowers, grasses and sedges, native trees and shrubs thrive without much human intervention. They provide habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife. Trees clean the air we breathe, keep us cooler in the summer, and lessen the negative effects of heavy rainfalls. Additionally, native trees and shrubs add value to your property.

To round off the year, the chapter offers native trees and shrubs in early fall. This gives you time to get them planted so that they will get established in your garden before winter. Orders are due September 21, pickup September 28 & 29. The brochure will be available by August.